Questions tagged [driving]

Transportation of travellers by private or privately-hired road vehicle. Where the driver is not travelling (but rather working, eg not ‘self-drive’) consider the [taxis] tag instead. Is not applicable to questions about routine commuting or other journeys of a regular nature nor questions better suited to a general motoring site. Also, if you have a question about traffic laws, please consider posting it on Law Stack Exchange.

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Solo-Driving from Florida to New York During the Winter

In the past, I have asked a question on this exchange regarding driving a well-maintained car across the East Coast of the U.S. In that particular question, I wanted to know if it were safe for a car ...
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I-95 Carolina Hurricane Florence Highway Closures

Hurricane Florence has damaged many roads in NC \ SC. I would like to drive from Florida to Washington DC: the normal route is I-95. Is there an updated service (ideally with the Google Maps ...
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Driving Iceland's Golden Circle in October

I'll be in Iceland in mid-October, and I would like to visit the Golden Circle by driving around it myself. I've never been there before. I investigated tours, but the times aren't generally working ...
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While driving in Europe, can I move into and share a lane next to a motorcycle? [closed]

I know most places in Europe allow (and sometimes even encourage) motorcycles to lane split and travel between cars. How do other drivers tell whether a motorcycle is currently occupying a lane as a ...
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International vehicle registration sticker [closed]

I will drive my car, registered in the Canadian province Alberta, in Europe. Do I need the country (CDN) sticker on the car? My licence plate shows Alberta, but not Canada. I have no idea where to buy ...
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Driving a rental car from Italy to Dublin

I am moving to Dublin from Rome and we thought, instead of flying the dog as airplane cargo, I would rent a car and drive across Europe. Is it possible to rent a car in Rome, and deliver it in Dublin?...
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How do you drive from Asia to Europe? [closed]

We would like to drive from Malaysia to England. Is this possible? We are three Australian 18 years olds who will be on our provisional (P Plates) licence. We would prefer to travel through Laos, ...
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Visiting Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, British Columbia (Canada)/Hyder, Alaska (USA)

Near the southernmost point of the British Columbia, Canada/Alaska, USA border is a beautiful glacier named Salmon Glacier. Apparently this glacier can be visited using a gravel road from the town of ...
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Speeding violations in France by UK registered car

Ok now i was in France the previous weekend and was running late to make it for the euro tunnel back. So i stepped on the accelerator and drove above the speed limit. WAZE didnt show me any speed ...
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Legal or financial barriers to driving a rental car from El Salvador to Honduras?

Since I (apparently) can't fly from SAL to Choluteca, I was planning to drive.  But then I had to think some more: Will I be required at the Honduran border or at the rental counter to show an ...
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Driving From Toronto, Ontario to Yellowknife Mid- January 2018 [closed]

My Fiance and I will be moving to Yellowknife for 9 months for work. To save money, we want to drive my car from Toronto to Yellowknife verses buying a cheap car once we have moved. Unlike my fiance ...
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Driving a 125 ccm motorcycle in Spain with EU licence

In Spain they allow drivers holding a Spanish B licence (for cars) to drive 125 ccm motorcycles without further training or applying for a licence. So, once you have the B, even if it does not ...
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French Autoroute tolls

I travelled by car from Calais to Aulnay 17470 via the autoroutes following Rouen/Le Mans/Tours. Viamichelin calculates the tolls as around 57 euros one way but my total came to around 67 euros PLUS ...
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Driving across America as a UK driver. What specific rules do I need to know? [duplicate]

I've been driving in the UK for nearly 10 years, covering around 20,000 miles or 32,000 km a year. I've driven across Europe without issue as well. So I'd like to think I'm an experienced driver. ...
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What traffic interchange does this picture show?

I found this attractive picture from http://www.cowen.com/reports/exploring-the-future-of-transportation/ and wondered what interchange it's based on. It's perfectly symmetrical so the creator ...
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EU driver's license valid in the Philippines

I'm from Belgium and I have a Belgian drivers license (for just over 1 year). In December I will be going to the Philippines. Do I need an international driver's license or can I use my Belgian one?
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Travel from the UAE to Lithuania by car

I have been traveling around Asia with my family for the past couple of years, and now we are thinking of a plan to get back to Europe. The idea was to end the journey in Dubai, then fly to Lithuania....
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Do I need an international vehicle registration code in Norway when I have an EU license plate?

I will be driving in Norway. Do I need to equip my car with an international vehicle registration code sticker, if I have an EU license plate? International vehicle registration code: EU license ...
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Can you drive from Hong Kong to Mumbai?

For a Western person (say, US or European passport), not a local, is it possible / practicable these days to drive from HK to Bombay? I guess once you get to Calcutta or Lucknow say, you're home free,...
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Is the Golden Gate Bridge toll fee indicated before entering the bridge?

I was traveling to San Francisco last weekend and went through the Golden Gate Bridge. I have just received an 8 USD toll invoice by mail (they use a plate reader). Is the toll fee indicated to the ...
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Driving with a rental car from Larnaca to Northern Cyprus

I am travelling to Republic of Cyprus. I am planning to rent a car in Larnaca and travel to Northern Cyprus as well. I have called several big rental companies (Hertz, Sixt, Europcar) and learned that ...
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How to pay a traffic fine received in Norway? [duplicate]

I received a fine in Norway for exceeding the speed limit by 9 km (60 km / h). The fine is 225 euros. I wanted to pay on the spot but they did not accept. They told me to pay it within 14 days. I'll ...
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Placename abbreviations on British roads

In Great Britain (and perhaps Ireland too), road directions are often written on the road. When it points to a place, this is often abbreviated. For example, at this location on Google Streetview, ...
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Coordinated traffic lights

Is there any city in the world with well-timed traffic lights over a large grid? I just want to usually hit 10 green lights in a row when going above 40 mph for all 4 directions (during peak traffic ...
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From O'hare, headed east on I-80 into Indiana, how to avoid traffic?

We will be driving from O'hare airport (Chicago ORD) down into Indiana and headed east on I-80 later this week (weekday morning). I'm familiar with the roads, but not familiar with traffic loads. ...
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Driving in California with a foreign driver license [closed]

I've recently moved to California as a postdoctoral researcher. I'm here with the J-1 visa (exchange visitor program) which expires after one year. I'm planning to rent a car to visit California. So ...
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How can I avoid mountain driving between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Moab, Utah? [closed]

What is the best way to avoid driving right in the mountains? I am travelling via North and South Dakota, through to Casper, Flaming Gorge, and down to Goblin Valley, and am considering going through ...
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M6 toll payment [closed]

I am an EU student, based in the UK. I just started travelling through the UK by car, and I am very confused about the M6 toll. I was coming from Manchester, going to London, and got close to M6 toll, ...
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In Italy, how to know parking fee before driving into the parking lot?

Is there a way to know the parking fee before driving into a parking lot in Italy? In many other countries there are boards with prices at the gateway, so you see the hour rates before you park. I ...
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UK Motorways, Two Lane Slip Road Joins

I couldn't find a better word to explain than dual join but in the UK some slip roads to motorways have two lanes where the right lane immediately joins the motorway as usual whereas the left lane ...
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Is this path in Krakow, Poland drivable?

I will need to drive along a road in Krakow, Poland and one section is not obviously suitable for driving (but also does not look bad either): (map courtesy of Google) I followed this road and ...
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What differences in vehicle laws are there for crossing into Canada from the US with a travel trailer?

We're planning a summer trip this year into Canada. I live in Michigan, but we're heading west to Minnesota, and heading north to Winnipeg and then heading back east. We plan to drive our SUV/travel ...
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Renting a car without driver's license in Spain

my wife and I are going on holiday to Menorca soon and we were thinking of renting a car. The problem is, she can drive and has a valid drivers license from non-EU country but doesn't have a credit ...
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One way traverse RV from US West to East Coast (or vice versa) [duplicate]

I was planning to go for a 3-4 weeks trip to the USA with a total of 4 people (two couples) in summer 2019. Someone gave me a hint that it would be possible to traverse new RVs from west coast to east ...
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What makes a highway different from other roads? [closed]

The "highway" term seems self-explanatory bug a bit confusing. In the US sense, it seems to define roads that are main arteries for long-distance travel but not necessarily freeways. Example: the ...
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Is there a good way to identify worthwhile scenic routes while driving around the USA?

My family and I will be driving around the USA this summer — east and west coasts, and across the southern coastal states. We'll be doing sightseeing, but I'm also wary of missing a lot of scenery by ...
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What does red painted bus stop mean in UK?

In UK some bus stops have red road markings where the whole bus stop rectangle has a red background--what does it mean? Sometimes I see it on single lane roads so "no entry" into that area did not ...
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Is it possible to drive from Southeast Asia to Europe? [closed]

My band and I are wanting to buy a vehicle in Vietnam, pack it with our music gear, and drive to Europe. Can anyone give me economically efficient information on 1) the safest route to take, and 2) ...
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Are Android Auto and Apple Carplay legal to use in UK?

Is it legal in UK to use Android Auto or Apple Carplay while driving? If so is there any restriction where the phone should be or can I just put it on the seat? As I understand in general I cannot ...
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Where can I learn about rules of the road in Europe? [closed]

I've been to Europe numerous times (more than 20 countries so far) but never hired a car yet primarily because of being intimidated with too many rules. I'm from India, driving cars since the last 10 ...
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Parking in Washington DC

We (2 adults, 1 teen and 2 older folks) are visiting relatives in Washington, DC this summer (July 9, 10, 11). They reside in the Brookmont, Maryland area. As far as I can understand, driving and ...
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Longest uninhabited road segments

I am wondering about the road(s) where the traveller must travel the furthest to meet some (sort of) civilization, e.g. a place where they could get some food or help or some fuel, electricity, etc. ...
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Road trip in Europe while German resident permit is pending

I am Indian residing in Germany. I have applied for a resident permit as I am on work permit visa, which expires on July 23. The duration of my stay is limited to 90 days and ends on May 13, although ...
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Concerns with long-distance driving

I am planning on taking my mid-life vehicle (~100,000 miles) on a long distance drive (~1,200 miles) over the course of a couple of days. I don't have much experience with car mechanics or long-...
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How to get from Tbilisi to Baku with a stop in Seki for one night? [closed]

We are planning a trip in Georgia/Azerbaijan and would like to visit Seki on the way from Tbilisi to Baku. We are 5 people and looking for the fastest and easiest way, possible marshrutka or taxi.
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Aren't there road signs that show populations of towns in the UK?

I had a trip from Heathrow Airport to Swindon and later turned back to the airport via the M4. During the trip I haven't noticed any signs that show populations of towns. When I searched for London ...
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What do two fingers up mean on roads in California?

European driving in California here, some guy passed us on the right side on route 50 between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe (two lanes each way) and was very intently showing us this sign. What does it ...
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French A roads, Spanish E- roads, Dutch E roads and German roads

Looking at Google Maps, I noticed that France uses "A" to designate roads, with the occasional "E", Spain uses "E-" and "AP-", the Netherlands uses a mixture of "A" and "E" and Germany simply uses ...
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Car pick-up points in Rome

From your knowledge of Rome city, what are possible candidates for Blablacar pick up points for a northbound transit? I mean the driver has no business to stop for in the city but is traveling from ...
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What accurate offline GPS apps are there for the whole island of Cyprus?

I'm going to the island of Cyprus in June and will rent a car at Ercan airport which won't have GPS navigation (the chosen company is literally the only option for me for specific reasons). While I'...

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